Team-Based Inquiry Learning

Published in PRIMUS, 2021

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D. Lewis, S. Clontz, & J. Estis, Team-Based Inquiry Learning. PRIMUS, no. 2 (2021), 223-238.


Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a cooperative learning strategy blending elements of flipped learning, inquiry-based learning, and problem-based learning. Although used quite frequently in other disciplines, use of this strategy in mathematics has been limited. In this article, we describe how TBL can be implemented in math courses with adherence to essential elements of TBL and introduce modifications specific to mathematics instruction. In particular, we introduce a particular style of TBL, which we term Team-Based Inquiry Learning, that satisfies the defining pillars of inquiry-based learning.

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